Visiting Berlin

(Berlin, Germany)

Berlin is a truly dynamic city, known for its significant history. Germany's lively capital, the city of Berlin has undergone enormous changes and reconstruction during the mid-20th century, whilst retaining a historic character.

Again, following the reunification of Berlin in 1990, the city again made many sweeping changes and now offers a thriving cultural scene, plenty of top night spots and a number of lively entertainment venues.

Visiting Berlin: Places to Visit

  • Brandenburger Gate, an eye-catching landmark dating back to the early 18th century, known locally in Berlin as the Brandenburger Tor
  • The 'Story of Berlin' Exhibition, with information and exhibits about the city's rich heritage, including the history of the city's historic Berlin Wall
  • Schloss Charlottenburg, a beautiful palace built more than 300 years ago and full of spectacular antiques and paintings
  • Potsdamer Platz and the New Centre, a lively public square in central Berlin, central to city life and surrounded by many world-class entertainment venues
  • Television Tower, the highest structure in Berlin, dominating much of the city
  • Unter den Linden, a lengthy avenue stretching from the from the Brandenburg Gate, lined with grand buildings and landmarks
  • Oranienburger Strasse 28-30, a particularly trendy part of Berlin, overflowing with cafés and bars
  • Spandau Citadel, a 16th-century fortress which has long been the most historic building in the whole of Berlin, offering guided tours
  • Berliner Dom, the city's main cathedral, featuring a magnificent dome and offering superb views of central Berlin and beyond
  • Reichstag, dating back to the end of the 19th century and home to the German parliament, known locally as the Bundestag
  • Gendarmenmarkt, a magnificent plaza surrounded by many stunning neoclassical buildings
  • Victory Column, an important Berlin monument constructed in 1873 to honour important military campaigns
  • Olympiastadion, an enormous stadium which hosted the Olympic Games in 1936 and many popular seasonal festivals, sporting events and concerts throughout the year
  • Charlottenburg Palace, a beautiful Prussian monument located in the suburbs of Berlin
  • Checkpoint Charlie, known throughout the world as the most famous guardhouse along the Berlin Wall

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